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Lynx Two VS. RME Multiface
Old 19th May 2006
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Lynx Two VS. RME Multiface

Don't want to start a war or anything, just wondering if anyone has compared these two directly. I am about to purchase one of the two and would like a final opinion on converter quality.

Mind you a can get a good price break on RME so I need to know if the extra spent on the Lynx would really make a difference.

Thanks in advance.

Ron
Old 19th May 2006
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Originally Posted by spsnoise
Don't want to start a war or anything, just wondering if anyone has compared these two directly. I am about to purchase one of the two and would like a final opinion on converter quality.

Mind you a can get a good price break on RME so I need to know if the extra spent on the Lynx would really make a difference.

Thanks in advance.

Ron
I have not heard them, but from what I've read the Lynx Two beats the Multiface pretty easily...
Old 19th May 2006
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Originally Posted by spsnoise
Don't want to start a war or anything, just wondering if anyone has compared these two directly. I am about to purchase one of the two and would like a final opinion on converter quality.

Mind you a can get a good price break on RME so I need to know if the extra spent on the Lynx would really make a difference.

Thanks in advance.

Ron
Personally I doubt it. I has a Rosetta 200 in my studio for a week and did extensive testing to compare to my Multiface and spent the time getting lots of different people to BLIND A/B test (the only way to test IMHO).

The musical style was Pop/ Rock so take that into account - but NOBODY managed to pick the Rossetta over the RME more than 50% of the time is was half and half!

If the test had been purely acousitc instruments in a great recording room I think the Rossetta would have started to show an edge, so the real question is what kinda music do you want to record?

Trebor
Old 19th May 2006
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Originally Posted by Trebor Flow
Personally I doubt it. I has a Rosetta 200 in my studio for a week and did extensive testing to compare to my Multiface and spent the time getting lots of different people to BLIND A/B test (the only way to test IMHO).

The musical style was Pop/ Rock so take that into account - but NOBODY managed to pick the Rossetta over the RME more than 50% of the time is was half and half!

If the test had been purely acousitc instruments in a great recording room I think the Rossetta would have started to show an edge, so the real question is what kinda music do you want to record?

Trebor
Electronic, that is why I am leaning towards a multiface. I could get a good D/A to accomapany the RME as I mostly do everything in the box with soft synths. The only thing that I record are Vox, electric bass and guitar (which I usually DI----Ahh the apartment life). I just figured the Lynx might be a solution where I wouldn't have to add anything (external converters), but if the RME is close in quality I may not have to add anything to that either.

Decisions, desicions....

Thanks for the reply.
Old 19th May 2006
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I've had both of them and to me there was a huge difference. I actually replaced my good old LynxONE with a Multiface and that was the biggest soundcard mistake of my life. My LynxTWO fixed that a little later.

Still I know lots of people who wouldn't hear any difference, but to me the Multiface sounds grittier while the LynxTWO sounds a lot more open and has better bass response aswell. And the Lynx installation, drivers and support are a lot better too. In short: Multiface is low end, LynxTWO is high end.
Old 20th May 2006
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I've had both of them and to me there was a huge difference. I actually replaced my good old LynxONE with a Multiface and that was the biggest soundcard mistake of my life. My LynxTWO fixed that a little later.

Still I know lots of people who wouldn't hear any difference, but to me the Multiface sounds grittier while the LynxTWO sounds a lot more open and has better bass response aswell. And the Lynx installation, drivers and support are a lot better too. In short: Multiface is low end, LynxTWO is high end.

Mmmh, great praise for the LynxTWO indeed it must be way better than the Rossetta 200!

I was testing with my own vocal, recording with my BLUE Bottle and an Origin STT-1 which have a very clean revealing sound and in this setting there was virtually nothing between the RME and Rossetta, so I must test the LynxTWO sometime soon, sounds to good to be true!

Trebor
Old 20th July 2006
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Hi to everyone here!

I work with LynxTWO. Have it more than 3 years. Great card, great converters.
I worked a little with RME Multiface in my friends' studio. Great too. Of course, only valid comparision is A/B so I won't compare them.

Well, I was in doubt which one to buy. More I/O and MIDI on Multiface, you know...
My brother was in the USA and made a phone call to USA RME (directly to big guy there). After a few questions he bravely asked: Which card is better, RME Multiface or LynxTWO?

The answer was:
Listen, I work in this company and I can't tell you that LynxTWO is better.
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